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Apple MAC system accounts

Question asked by Greg Morgan Advocate on Dec 18, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 24, 2018 by Samuel

Does anyone else have Apple MAC devices within their estate?

We have been tidying up our user list, by enabling the user quarantine management and user exclusion list and have bought our list down from over 20K to under 10K. Now that we have a more manageable list of users we can spot anomalies easier.


I have come across several user prefixed with "_", such as:




We currently have 37 of these, and with a MAC estate of 250ish devices this equates to almost 4K users.


There is a way to obtain a full list of users via Terminal on a MAC:

dscl . -list /Users


On our current build there are 88 different users in total.

I can obviously add them to the user exclusion list (if it will take that many), but I was wondering if there is another way, or if this has been requested previously?